with -- >> it looks like we lost katie there briefly, but we have another live picture at the international term that looking at the mic stand. i know that claudine said that it was nice to release them. the 85-year-old was -- oh is she back? >> nope, i think that she is just trying to -- >> and north korea state news agency said they released newman. he was allowed to leave the country. mainly because he apologized for his alleged crimes during the war. the state department spokeswoman also called it a positive decision, but that they are urging them to release another american, kenneth bay, held there for another year. but right now as we look at the live pictures of sfo, again, attention right now all on newman. >> we're seeing some folks coming out of there now. it's unclear. everyone has been trying to figure out if he will come out of the doors. he did talk briefly when he came in off his flight to china. and so we did hear from him where he was glad to be on his way home and he did acknowledge that the government, they appreciate the tolerance that they have given to me to be on my way.